The 26th Annual Awards Celebration was held on May 6th, 2022. 

  • This year, 173 employees were recognized for their many years of service.  
  • Faculty Excellence Awards were presented to the following winners
    •  Excellence in Teaching Award - Dr. Sandrine Sanos

    • Excellence in Teaching Innovation Award - Dr. Heather DeGrande

    • Excellence in Research and Scholarly Activity Award - Dr. Katherine Taken Smith
  • Staff Excellence Awards were presented to the following winners
    • Islander Leadership - Lieutenant George Herrera 

    • Islander Inclusion - Elvia Aguilar 

    • Islander Impact - Leisha Martin 

  • The Interdivisional Collaboration Award for Excellence this year goes to Islander Beach Bash.
 This year's winning team consisted of the largest collaboration we have seen submitted for this award. Representatives from Student Activities, the University Center, Marketing and Communications, Academic Affairs, the Islander Alumni Association, each of the 5 academic colleges, University Services, Recreational Sports, Islander Athletics, Islander Dining, administrative operations, the University Police Department, and Environmental Health and Safety came together to establish a new signature welcome event for the islander community.
  • The Parade of Achievers recognized 39 employees who recently received degrees from TAMUCC.